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Transfiguring Adoption: How Harry Potter Helped Me Survive My Experience in Care

Date: October 7, 2016 Author: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator Categories: Adoptees | Guest Blogger | default-import-blog-type-6

Written by: Ashley Ash, Lead, ACO's Youth NetworkOriginally posted on: Women Write About Comics Growing up I was an avid reader and often used books to escape my reality, a reality that included a...

The Invisibility of Adoption Pt. 1

Date: August 21, 2016 Author: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator Categories: Adoptees | Guest Blogger

Written by Mark Jones, Youth Network Leader This is a story about an adoptee that comes in two parts. Part one is my own experience of being blind to how crucial my adoption was to nearly every...

The Invisibility of Adoption Pt. 2

Date: August 21, 2016 Author: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator Categories: Adoptees | Guest Blogger

Written by Mark Jones, Youth Network Leader This is a story about an adoptee that comes in two parts.  Part one is my own experience of being blind to how crucial my adoption was to nearly every...

A Leader Through Lived Experience

Date: August 21, 2016 Author: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator Categories: Adoptees | Guest Blogger

Written By: Wendy, ACO's Youth Network Today is International Youth Day. On this day, I think of the many young people I know who ‘give back’ to the systems of care they come from. Those who...

Only One Month Left, Youth Network’s Jessica tells us “Why FunWalk?”

Date: August 18, 2016 Author: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator Categories: Adoptees | Events | FunWalk | Guest Blogger

Jessica, a leader of ACO's Youth Network and her partner will be going to FunWalk as Lavagirl and Sharkboy. This year, come dressed up as your favourite superhero or supervillain to be part of...

Love, Loss, and Longing: Stories of Adoption by Carol Shipley

Date: July 1, 2016 Author: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator Categories: Adoptees | Adoption in the News | Guest Blogger | Parent Perspective

Updated Edition with Birth Father Revelations Written by Carol Shipley  Written by Carol Shipley  From the unique perspective of an adoptee, adoptive mother and adoption professional, I wrote...

Jay Lomax on National Aboriginal Day

Date: June 21, 2016 Author: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator Categories: Adoptees | Guest Blogger | Parent Perspective

National Aboriginal Day is more than a holiday; it's a day of Aboriginal people gathering to celebrate their identity and culture. But to some First Nations people, it means many different things....

Today is Children and Youth Care Day!

Date: May 14, 2016 Author: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator Categories: Adoptees | Events | Opportunities to Give | The Family Effect | Youth Network

May 14th is Children and Youth in Care Day. Did you know that the province of Ontario is the legal guardian of more than 6000 Children and Youth in the province? When young people come into the...

And then I was adopted…the end? | Children & Youth in Care Day is May 14

Date: May 13, 2016 Author: Communications Contract Staff Coordinator Categories: Adoptees | Events | Guest Blogger | Mental Health | Youth Network

Written by: Wendy Hayes and Ashley Ash (shown respectively below), young people who have experienced adoption from the child welfare system. In Ontario, as many as 1000 adoptions happen for kids...


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